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Custom Search  In developing alternatives, it is especially important
that all functional elements be coordinated to ensure system continuity--from
onsite storage through processing and final disposal.  By evaluating the
coordinated programs, the planner is able to recommend viable alternatives.  Step 4:  Program and Plan Selection.  A limited number of
alternatives are selected by the engineer for inclusion in the plan.  The
alternatives are reviewed by the engineer, the chief engineer, and the base
commander, when appropriate.  The logic of alternatives is reviewed and
programs are changed as necessary to include review comments.  The administra-
tive control of all programs is identified and evaluated during this step.
This is important because solid waste management will not function properly
without responsive control.  Hence, the engineer must develop a thorough
knowledge of the social and jurisdictional structure of the base.  The final action in this step is the selection of a
preferred set of activities to form the plan.  The programs can be selected
from a single alternative, or they can be selected from various alternatives.
The final selection will be made by the base commander and/or designees.  Step 5:  Development of Implementation Schedule(s).  When
planning failures have occurred, the lack of a well-defined implementation
schedule acceptable to administrative and management organizations is often
the principal contributing factor.  The degree of documentation in any
implementation schedule depends on the type of programs developed in the plan.
If possible, the degree of documentation that will be required for
implementation shall be set by the engineer and decision maker during the
problem-specification stage (Step 1) of the plan development.  Most military
solid waste management plans will be local in nature and require rather simple
implementation schedules such as step-by-step sequences for a chosen program.
3.4.1  Once a complete waste management plan including a line item budget
has been selected, organization structures must be put in place.  Then
schedules and milestones must be set.  Planned reviews and updates shall be
included in the schedule.  Again, the requirements of RCRA Subtitle D must be
carefully reviewed.
3.4.2  Figure 3-4A shows an implementation schedule for a management plan
that involves the functional elements of storage, collection, transfer/trans-
port, and disposal.  In essence it covers starting from scratch at a new
military installation.  Less complicated activities can, however, be isolated
on the chart so reasonable schedules could be proposed for them.
3.4.3  Implementation steps can be discussed only briefly.  There are no
"standard practices" in solid waste management to cover the wide variety of
options that can arise.
3.4.4  Developing Alternatives.  Waste management programs are presented
to decision makers in the form of alternatives so that the decision makers can
make their own judgments on the probable success of each one.  The most
important requirement for an alternative is that it be quantifiable with


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